When the Germans arrive in France, Gustave and his family flee to the countryside, leaving his best friends, Marcel and Jean Paul, back in Nazi-occupied Paris. Can Gustave help his friends? And will the Eagles win the Boy Scout trophy without him?
Ages 10+
Pages 240
Publisher Penguin Random House
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

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140 Reviews

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Good book!

Review by Jacob C.

Like action? You will like this book!! I don't think I could have done what Gustave did, but maybe I could if it was for my friends or family. You won't be sorry if you read this book!

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Black Radishes

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Black Radishes

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Review by Cedar


Aug 04, 2021 09:52 PM
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Review by Greenbasketball

I know you should not judge a book by its cover, but the cover of this book is awesome. It looks like something my Aunt Alexis would paint. It has so much emotion. The name is perfect too.

Jun 01, 2021 09:40 PM
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Love it

Review by sushiritos

I read this book a lot of times and I like it because I like history. The end was a little sad.

May 04, 2021 06:24 AM
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Great Book

Review by redpandasrule

The Nazi's invaded Paris and Gustave and his family fled to the country. They are trying to save the rest of their families before their immigration visa's expire. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading and learning more about the Holocaust.

Apr 29, 2021 03:46 PM
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Good book got bored by a couple chapters

Review by Reader789

Black radishes isn a thrilling exciting book but after a while I got a bit bored, aside from that It's a pretty good book.

Apr 08, 2021 05:59 PM